This program is 27 minutes long
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The latest in the investigation of President Clinton introduced.
(Washington: Jackie Judd) The moves by the White House to discredit independent counsel Kenneth Starr and the challenges to the credibility of Linda Tripp, who taped her telephone calls with Monica Lewinsky, featured; statement from Representative John Conyers calling for Starr to answer charges of prosecutorial misconduct quoted. [National Drug Policy Office spokesman Bob WEINER - calls being subpoenaed "Big Brother at his worst."] [For 20/20, Lewinsky's attorney William GINSBURG - denies Tripp's account of being there when Lewinsky spoke to the president.] [Former White House deputy chief of staff Evelyn LIEBERMAN - says she knows of no improper relationship.] Source reports that Lewinsky's clothes revealed no evidence noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Further coverage of the Lewinsky story previewed. ABC Poll findings on Clinton's approval rating cited.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(London: David Ensor) Diplomatic talks about Iraq while the United States raises the possibility of bombing President Saddam Hussein featured. [Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT - says the diplomatic route is all but exhausted.] [With her, Russian foreign minister Yevgeny PRIMAKOV - responds.] Albright's itinerary in meeting with Persian Gulf allies noted.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The annual State Department report on human rights outlined with abuses in China, Russia, Algeria and other nations listed.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The call by government officials for Congress to support the bailout of crumbling Asian economies noted.
(Gaithersburg, MD: Betsy Stark) The impact of the Asian economic crisis on the American economy examined; examples cited of businesses being affected by the slowdown in Asia. [AceComm CEO George JIMENEZ, economist Robert BRUSCA - comment.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Agreement between the United States and Japan that will open air flights to Japanese cities reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and inflation figures for 1997 reported. "Stock Market Report".
(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at "anonymous sources," which have been prevalent in the coverage of the President Clinton story, introduced.
(White House: John Cochran) The question of "sources," how they are used and how leaks are presented examined; examples of the media referring to "sources" given and shown. [Former White House press secretary Marlin FITZWATER, former network correspondent Marvin KALB - comment on leaks.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) "Deep Throat," the key source in Watergate, recalled. [From London, Ben BRADLEE - explains why the "Washington Post" used the unnamed source "Deep Throat" and the fact that everyone talking to the press has an agenda.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Response to the Internet query to the public's belief in unnamed sources cited.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The search in Alabama for a material witness in yesterday's bombing of a women's health clinic reported.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The return home of a baby kidnapped from her mother in a Kansas hospital reported; hospital video shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Huge waves on the California coast from El Nino shown.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) The slow route of the balloon flight that left Switzerland reported; scenes shown.
(Studio and Havana: Peter Jennings) ABC reporter Antonio Mora's personal journey back home to Cuba at the time of he visit by Pope John Paul II featured; film shown of Mora's great-grandfather Cosme de la Torriente in the 1950s; family photos shown; scenes shown of what used to be Mora's family's house, which has decayed during the four decades of communism. [MORA - explains why his parents left after Fidel Castro came to power; gives his impressions of what used to be his home.]